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Hello, Dolly!'s Charlie Stemp and Molly Griggs to Host Shubert High School Theatre Festival

The Shubert Foundation's event will take place March 9.

Molly Griggs currently stars in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway.
(© Tricia Baron)

Additional Broadway talent has been announced to take part in the fourth annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival on March 19 at the Shubert Theatre.

Joining the previously announced Baayork Lee (A Chorus Line) and Sasha Hutchings (My Fair Lady) will be Lilli Cooper (SpongeBob SquarePants), John Cariani (The Band's Visit), and Hello, Dolly!'s Charlie Stemp and Molly Griggs, who will host.

Over the course of the day, students from five NYC high schools — Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, in Queens; Talent Unlimited High School, in Manhattan; William Cullen Bryant High School, in Queens; Professional Performing Arts High School, in Manhattan; and LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and Performing Arts, in Manhattan — will enjoy their first performance on a Broadway stage.

The festival celebrates five outstanding high school student productions from the 2017-18 school year that were selected from over 25 schools across the city. This year, student presentations from the following schools will present excerpted scenes and musical numbers as follows:

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts: Ragtime

Talent Unlimited High School: Machinal

William Cullen Bryant High School: Henry's Law

Professional Performing Arts High School: West Side Story

LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and Performing Arts: 42nd Street

Students will also attend a full day of acting workshops and technical guidance with teachers, DOE volunteers, college PA's and professional Broadway backstage crews, musicians, and actors. Sponsored by the Shubert Foundation, the festival is presented in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.